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The London Low Emission Zone

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  1. The London Low Emission Zone Nick FairholmeHead of London LEZTransport for London

  2. Outline of Presentation • Background • Air quality in London • LEZ proposals and consultation • Projected impacts • Key next steps andfurther information

  3. Air Quality in London • Air pollution is a serious problem in London - 1,000 premature deaths per year - 1,000 hospital admissions per year • Affects most vulnerable parts of society • Majority of Londoners concerned about poor air quality and want to see it improved • Particular problems with emissions of particulate matter (PM10) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) • Worse in central London, main roads, Heathrow • Road traffic major source of emissions

  4. Projected NO2 concentrations in 2008

  5. LEZ Scheme Order proposals as consulted upon (Nov ‘06 – Feb ‘07) • Objectives: - reduce vehicle emissions - improve human health • Scheme to cover whole of Greater London, operating all day, every day • ‘Charging scheme’ as opposed to a ‘ban’ • Targeting PM, potentially extended to NOx • Diesel engine trucks, buses & coaches from early 2008 • Diesel engine heavier vans and minibuses from 2010

  6. LEZ Scheme Order proposals as consulted upon (Nov ‘06 – Feb ‘07) • A standard of Euro III for PM from 2008 • A standard of Euro IV for PM from 2012 • Non-compliant vehicles to pay substantial daily charge: £100 – £200 • Enforced by fixed and mobile cameras • Non-payers to receive daily penalty charge: £500 – £1000

  7. LEZ Scheme Order consultation – Summary of responses • 1900 public, 5550 business, 100 stakeholder responses • Majority of public and stakeholder respondents (70%) supported LEZ • Business respondents more divided with 47% supporting and 45% opposing • Attitudinal survey provided broadly similar results • Key issues emerging:- principle of LEZ- business sector / micro-economic impacts- discounts and exemptions

  8. Mayoral Decision on Scheme Order – May 2007 • Made explicit that motor caravans, ambulances and heavier hearses included within scope of LEZ • Exemption for historic vehicles, those manufactured before 1973, extended to include those used for ‘commercial’ purposes • A 100% discount for showman’s specialist vehicles, with equipment permanently fitted as part of the ride of the show • A modification to make clear the circumstances in which a vehicle not manufactured to the relevant Euro standard for all four regulated pollutants may drive in the LEZ without charge (e.g. where they have received a Reduced Pollution Certificate) • Some small changes to the boundary of the scheme to allow for diversion routes and to address local concerns • The inclusion of the M1, M4 and M4 Heathrow Spur, which the Secretary of State for Transport approved.

  9. What would the LEZ achieve? • Reductions in tonnage of PM10 and NOx emitted • Reductions in areas of London exceeding UK air quality objectives / EU limit values • Range of health benefits:- gains in life expectancy- reductions in premature deaths- reductions in hospital admissions- reductions in respiratory problems • Other non-health benefits, including reductions in buildings damage and small noise reductions

  10. Projected Air Quality Impacts • 2008 proposals (trucks, buses & coaches Euro III for PM) would reduce area of London exceeding:- annual mean PM10 objective by some 5.8%- dailymean PM10 objective by some 7.4%- annual mean NO2 objective by some 3.7% • 2012 proposals (trucks, buses & coaches Euro IV for PM & heavier vans & minibuses at Euro III) would reduce area of London exceeding:- annual mean PM10 objective by some 16.2% - 24 hourmean PM10 objective by some 14.7%- annual mean NO2 objective by some 15.6%

  11. Projected PM10 reductions in 2012

  12. Projected NO2 reductions in 2012

  13. Monetised Health Benefits 2008 - 2015 • Estimated health benefits - using Defra methodology:- some £80 - £120 million inside London- some £80 - £120 million outside London • Estimated health benefits - using EU methodology: - some £150 - £390 million inside London - some £90 - £250 million outside London

  14. Key Next Steps • June ’07 LEZ enquiries service and operator information campaign • July ’07 DVLA mail out to operators and LEZ registrations • Aug ’07 VOSA commence LEC / RPC tests to support LEZ • Oct ’07 LEZ payments commence and keepers of non-compliant vehicles observed in LEZ mailed • Feb ’08 Scheme starts for trucks >12 t (Euro III) • July ’08 Scheme starts for trucks <12 t, buses & coaches (Euro III) • Oct 2010 Scheme starts for heavier vans & minibuses • Jan 2012 Standards tightened for trucks, buses & coaches (Euro IV)

  15. Further Information Phone: 0845 607 0009 Email: lezlondon@tfl.gov.ukWeb: www.tfl.gov.uk/lezlondon